Eric Moore has parted ways with King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard.
The longtime drummer and manager of the Australian band announced the news today on social media, adding that his focus will now shift solely to Flightless Records, the label which release all of King Gizzard’s music alongside work by the likes of ORB, Stonefield and Amyl & the Sniffers.
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It is with great sadness that I announce my time with King Gizz has come to an end. I will keep working with Gizz putting out records but I will no longer be an active member or manager of the group. To anyone that caught a show and dived into our world over the last 10 years I just want to say thank you for the support. Being able to travel the world and perform in front of you is not something I take for granted. I hope that the shows, tours and Gizzfests made an impression and provided an outlet for joy and lasting memories. Whilst I’m deeply saddened by this decision, I don’t have any regrets and have enjoyed every fuckin second of being in this band and the journey it has taken us on. I’ll forever be in awe of the musicianship, creativity and work ethic of every single member. I was a fan boy from day one and am so grateful for everything I’ve learnt with my best mates by my side. Life goes on however, and I’m excited to keep growing the label and continuing to champion new artists and business endeavours until the lights go out. And when the lights go out..well.. someone give me the number for Coles cause I can pick and pack an order like a mf. Peace, Eric P.s Jase made me use this pic and told me to: ‘say ur a hippy now’ P.P.s I can’t actually pick and pack for shit
Moore is one of the band’s seven original members, and one of two drummers. Whether or not the band plan to replace Moore when it comes to their impressive live sets (or as manager, in fact) remains to be seen. On record, fellow drummer Michael Cavanaugh is often credited as the main performer.
The news comes in a year which will see two albums from the Australian psych behemoths, with recent singles Honey and Some Of Us just a small taste of what’s to come.